PhotonQ-Longue vie au Roi...President !!

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    Long Life To The King...President !!!! =)

    A new page .... and a lot of joy, all around the world today.

    When Martin Luther King was asked about, whether a black president could be possible one day. His answer was...maybe, but not in my life-time or my childrens life-time....

    He would be 79 today....

    “A whole generation got into math and science because of Apollo. The President has to talk about it in a way that has not been done recently. It’s a subtle thing. In the last several years, I have been shocked by the degree of anti-intellectualism that has been promulgated by the Bush Administration. He jokes about being a C student. ‘I’m not big on science. I know what I think.’ Kids absorb that. I’d like to spend eight years extolling the importance of science and technology and problem solving and critical thinking.” Barack Obama

    If you ask me, this election is more than just about politics, the U.S or the first black president.
    It' s at the same time, about the exponential growth and acceleration of our civilisation. About what must be done to go further in the future. About where we should be going, with new hopes, goals and fresh ideas. It' s about evolution. Where few people witnessed so much change in juste ONE Century. 100 years. Just One Life-time for some.

    "This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one thats on my mind tonight is about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. Shes a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing - Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.

    She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldnt vote for two reasons - because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin....

    ....She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that We Shall Overcome. Yes we can.

    A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination. And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change. Yes we can...." How the World can change !

    Today is a new day, a new page,Where Obama remind us, remind me, that if in just 100 years we have gone so far...
    From our feet to our wings.
    From the Ground to the Air. From flying with the birds, to exploring new Worlds, Planets, Dreams...
    With the Discovery of New Frontiers.
    From the very small of our brain, genes, particules, to a global and interconnecting way of looking at ourself, and the infinity of the Cosmos....

    ...Then the next 100 years that we are all living in today. Are the most complex, dangerous, amazing, hopeful, evolving, unpredictable and changing times, of all human history.

    "we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves - if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?

    This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time .... that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we cant, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people :

    Yes We Can."

    Tomorrow is a new day...

    RasBo, nels1, msamaclean ©, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. carpinchette 66 months ago | reply

      Enfin des bonnes nouvelles !

    2. msamaclean © 66 months ago | reply

      "America has taken a healing breath!!!"
      Yaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

    3. S Goyette 66 months ago | reply

      Nice picture.

    4. PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE 66 months ago | reply

      Yaaaa indeed Mel ; ) How does it feel to be living on your side of the Earth today ; ) ?

    5. Begoña V. 66 months ago | reply

      Congrats

      Seen in The Flickr Portrait Gallery
      www.flickr.com/groups/portrait-gallery

    6. lorraine_guthrie 66 months ago | reply

      Amazing work of art

    7. _sarchi 66 months ago | reply

      is that a water mark
      bet the blues takes on another hue

    8. Ben Heine 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr United (Post as you want - Award 3 - Invite friends), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Great work!

      Obama is an amazing person!
      That's my portraits of him...

      And some jokes...

      www.benheine.com

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